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Annual safety demo event returns to Capitol Square

Annual safety demo event returns to Capitol Square

An annual event hosted by area public safety groups returns to downtown Madison this weekend.

Each year, Safety Saturday provides an opportunity to demonstrate safe behaviors and teach people how to live, work and play safely, according to a city notice.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Capitol Square and includes interactive demonstrations for all ages, organizers said. 

Safety Saturday is a cooperative effort between the City of Madison Fire Department and more than 25 public and private organizations throughout Dane County, fire department spokeswoman Bernadette Galvez said.

The event educates people of all ages, teaching them how to make safe decisions, prevent injuries and use devices such as seat belts, bike helmets, AEDs, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Police: Bone exposed after knife attack

Police: Bone exposed after knife attack

A 25-year-old Madison suffered knife injuries to his head and arm during a disturbance inside an apartment Thursday morning.

Police were called to the apartment in the 3800 block of Orin Road at 3:05 a.m. and found the victim with injuries, including a cut to his arm exposing bone.

Police said several men stay at the apartment and the victim wasn't fully cooperative with police.

The man was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Robber takes cigarettes, money from gas station, officials say

Robber takes cigarettes, money from gas station, officials say

Madison police are looking for information about a robbery on Madison's north side early Sunday morning where the robber implied he had a gun.

The robber entered a PDQ gas station in the 1400 block of Northport Drive around 5:45 a.m. and asked for three packs of cigarettes, police said. The employee got the cigarettes and the robber implied he had a gun.

He demanded cash before fleeing on foot with a small amount of cash and the cigarettes, according to a police report.

The robber is described as a black man, 45-50 years old, weighing about 140 pounds and was last seen wearing a light gray sweatshirt and dark pants. Police said the robber also has a distinct walk.

Officials ask anyone with information on the robbery to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

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Officers focus on 3 areas to enforce speed, red-light-turn laws

Officers focus on 3 areas to enforce speed, red-light-turn laws

Police said officers are focusing on three areas of Madison this week to reduce traffic violations.

The Madison Police Department's traffic enforcement safety team will enforce speed limits on the eastbound Beltline Highway on Madison's west side and on the north side on Wright Street, according to a statement released Tuesday.

Officers will also be enforcing restrictions on East Washington Avenue in areas where right turns at red lights are restricted.

The special enforcement team regularly conducts targeted patrols to promote compliance with traffic laws.

PD notifies community of sex offender's move to Rosemary Ave.

PD notifies community of sex offender's move to Rosemary Ave.

Police plan to hold a meeting with east Madison residents next week to notify them of a registered sex offender's scheduled move to Rosemary Avenue. 

Madison police will host the community information gathering at the Salvation Army Annex, 3030 Darbo Drive, on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. 

According to the state Department of Corrections, 45-year-old Michael P. Nelson is required to register as a sex offender for life. 

The Madison Police Department said Nelson has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts, is on parole supervision and scheduled to move into an apartment on Rosemary Avenue.

According to police, Nelson was convicted of second-degree sexual assault in 1989. He was convicted about 13 years later of first-degree sexual assault of a child and repeated acts of sexual assault of a child, in 2002. Nelson's victims have been girls known to him.

Police release pictures of masked bank robber

Police release pictures of masked bank robber

A man with a bandanna over his face robbed a north side bank Tuesday morning, Madison police said.

The robber passed a note to a teller at the BMO Harris Bank at 1202 N. Sherman Ave. around 11:40 a.m., officials said. The man then fled on foot with cash.

A police dog was brought in to try and track the robber, but the search was unsuccessful, according to a release.

The robber is described as a white man in his 30s to 40s, 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a black jacket, sunglasses and a gray bandanna over his face.

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Police: Man denies stealing iPhone off bus despite video

Police: Man denies stealing iPhone off bus despite video

Police said a Madison man denied taking a teen's smartphone on a Madison Metro bus Sunday despite surveillance video.

The Madison Police Department said Jermaal D. Maymon was riding a city bus on Northport Drive at 2:08 p.m. when he took an iPhone belonging to a teenaged passenger. 

Police said the 16-year-old girl forgot her phone when she got up to exit the bus, but when she came back to get it, it was gone. 

According to the report, Madison Metro surveillance video showed Maymon taking the iPhone off the seat. Police used the video to identify Maymon, the department said. 

Police said officers confronted Maymon Wednesday but he denied taking the phone, even after police told him about the video. 

Maymon was arrested on suspicion of theft and a probation hold. 

Police said the iPhone was not recovered.